When: 8th May – 29th July 2018
Where: At various venues across the UK
£: Ticket prices vary, depending on the venue
What is it?
Returning with a twist to their summer season, Pop-Up Opera will present a special Mozart double bill, with two entrancing one-act comedies showcasing Mozart’s inimitable style and sense of playfulness.
Each performance will be adapted to its venue, as Pop-Up take their operas into unusual and unique spaces around the UK. The pop-up will be appearing in churches, schools, farms, museums, castles and festivals throughout the summer.
The double bill will allow for a closer study of Mozart’s oeuvre as it explores two works written at very different times in Mozart’s life. The first opera Der Schauspieldirektor was written in the last five years of his life, whereas he composed Bastien und Bastienne when he was just twelve years old.
The operas bring together vocal acrobatics alongside Pop-Up’s signature ‘silent movie’ captions to tell the story in which a pair of actresses battle it out to be the prima donna and a pair of lovers tease and test their feelings for each other.
Pop-Up Opera’s Summer Season 2018 will see an exciting new collaboration with New British Music Theatre Award nominee Anna Pool, critically acclaimed for her bold and fiery, original directing style, who will be working alongside the company’s talented Musical Director, Berrak Dyer.
The double bill will be popping up in the following locations:
Ugly Duck, Bermondsey, London on 8th May
Brambletye School, East Grinstead, West Sussex on 11th May
St Nicholas Church, Arundel, on 12th May
Trinity Buoy Wharf, Poplar, London on 16th May
Croydonites Festival, Croydon on 17th May
RNLI Chorleywood, Lifeboat Pier, London on 19th May
Court Gardens Farm, Ditchling, Hassocks, East Sussex, on 20th May
London Museum of Water & Steam, Kew, on 22nd May
Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club, London, on 23rd May
Asylum Peckham, London, on 27th May
St Mary’s, Islington, London, on 30th May
Moor Farm, Baschurch, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, on 2nd June
The Garlic Farm, Sandown, Isle of Wight, on 8th & 9th June
Brunel Museum, Thames Tunnel Shaft, London, on 12th & 13th June
Gap Festival, Goring & Streatly, Goring-on-Thames, on 15th June
Court Gardens Farm, Ditchling, Hassocks, East Sussex, on 16th June
St Mary in the Castle, Hastings, East Sussex, on 20th June
Cheriton Old Rectory, Alresford, Hampshire, on 22nd & 23rd June
Lower Grenofen, Tavistock, Devon, on 27th June
St Mary Magdalene, South Molton, Devon, on 30th June
Charlton Down, Dorchester, Dorset, on 1st July
St Mary’s, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, on 6th July
All Saints Knipton, Leicestershire, on 8th July
The Vaults, Waterloo, London, on 9th July
Bath Assembly Rooms, Bath, on 11th July
Neeld Community Arts Centre, Chippenham, on 12th July
St Michael’s and All Angels Church Kingsland, Herefordshire, on 14th July
Broome Farm, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire, on 15th July
Leeds Castle, Kent, on 18th July
Three Choirs, Newent, Gloucestershire, on 19th July
Court Farm, Tillington, Herefordshire, on 21st July
Elsted Village Hall, Midhurst, West Sussex, on 24th July
Court Gardens Farm, Ditchling, Hassocks, East Sussex, on 29th July